Weekly Highlights – Aug. 21-27, 2017


Solar Eclipse Tailgate at The Hermitage – open at 8:30am
Guests are invited to pack their vehicles and park in the fields in front of The Hermitage’s entrance gate, which will be a prime viewing spot for this celestial event. The first 2,000 guests will get a free pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses, courtesy of Deloitte. There will also be a child’s play area featuring historical games, science activities, and a craft table where children can make their own solar eclipse glasses.

Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party at Adventure Science Center – 9am
From eclipsenash.com: “We’re doing science Nashville-style! The Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party is a FREE outdoor science, technology, music, and art event with over 80 different hands-on activity booths and live music performances. The indoor experience which includes t-shirts for kids, eclipse glasses, tickets to see the eclipse planetarium show, and our new virtual reality.”

Eclipse 2017 Watch at Volunteer State Community College – 10am-3pm
They will have educational presentations, live video viewing of the eclipse in other parts of the country, live narration during the totality, and fun science exhibits for kids and adults. The activities will be held outside and in air-conditioned buildings.

Italian Lights Festival Solar Eclipse Party at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – 10am-6pm
The Italian Lights Festival is designated as an official NASA viewing location for the 2017 Nashville Solar Eclipse. NASA scientists and educators will be at the festival all weekend preparing for the big countdown on Monday afternoon.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Beast Pub – 12pm
The bar will be open AND solar glasses will be provided.

8 off 8th at High Watt – 8pm
Hosted by Housequake. Featuring performances by Biyo, Colyer, JOCKS, The Made and the Born, MOKITA, Milly Roze, and Trevor James Tillery.


New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Featuring Sisters Mann, Bondurant, The Brevet, Me Vs. Evil Me, Porecelain Hill, Katie Buxton.

Thee Rock’n’Roll Residency at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 18+
Started in April of ’13 by guitarists Jeremy Asbrock and Phil Shouse, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency has become the longest-running, star-studdedest, Rock N’ Roll extravaganza in Nashville, TN.


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Live on the Green at Public Square Park – 6pm
Featuring The Weeks, Portugal. The Man, and Spoon (!!!).


Blank Range In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Blank Range got their start at New Faces Nite at The Basement, and have since opened for Spoon, Drive-By Truckers and Alice In Chains. They’re celebrating the release of their debut full-length today at Grimey’s.


Fall Children’s Open House at Global Education Center at Casa Azafran – 10am-1pm
Global Education Center invites the Nashville community for a Fall Children’s Open House that will feature free mini classes including: Ballet, Capoeira, Creative Movement, Folkloric, Aztec, Karate and more!

Musician’s Corner in Centennial Park – 12pm
Featuring performances by Robyn Hitchock, ELEL, Kyshona, Rissi Palmer, Josie Dunne, Katy Kirby, and Giri and Uma Peters.

Raising Bilingual Children at Tennessee Foreign Language Institute – TFLI – 1pm
Join TFLI for a workshop and panel discussion on growing up bilingual and raising bilingual children. Learn the facts about learning two languages from birth, tactics for raising children in a bilingual setting, and hear first-hand accounts from individuals who grew up in a bilingual home and parents currently raising bilingual children.

Lilly Hiatt In-Store at Grimey’s – 3pm
She’s also celebrating the release of a record with a show at Grimey’s!

CD Baby’s DIY Musician Showcase at The Cannery Ballroom – 7:40pm
Featuring performances by JEFF The Brotherhood, Hillbilly Casino, The Blow, Alex Winston, and AHI.

Icon Tattoo’s 20-Year Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge – 9pm
There is literally no performer information listed on the calendar page, so…yeah.


Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn – 8pm
Bring your musical instrument of choice and be ready to jammmmmm.

Photo by Jake Hills.


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